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OPERA SANTA BARBARA ANNOUNCES 2012/2013 SEASON

• COMPANY PREMIERE: FIRST-EVER OPERA SANTA BARBARA PRODUCTION OF VERDI’S AIDA

• MIHOKO KINOSHITA IS MADAME BUTTERFLY; INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED JAPANESE SOPRANO SINGS HER SIGNATURE ROLE

• ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JOSE MARIA CONDEMI DIRECTS DON PASQUALE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2012
PRESS CONTACT: Steven Sharpe, 805.898.3890, steven@operasb.org

Santa Barbara – Opera Santa Barbara announces its 2012/2013 season, featuring three operas; a heartrending story of love and betrayal, a wrenching personal drama, and an effervescent comedy. The season opens with Madame Butterfly in November 2012, followed by Aida in March 2013 and Don Pasquale in April 2013.

“This will be one of Opera Santa Barbara’s most memorable seasons,” says OSB’s Artistic Director, Jose Maria Condemi. “I am particularly excited to present our company premiere of Verdi’s Aida, in a stunning production conceived by Francesca Zambello for the Glimmerglass Opera. As we continue to make our mark as a leading arts organization, I invite audiences both old and new to come see why people are talking about Opera Santa Barbara.”

Read on…


Thanks to Gerald Carpenter at Noozhawk for this great preview of Opera Santa Barbara’s “Orpheus and Eurydice,” this weekend at the Lobero.

[Tickets start at just $25: to purchase, call the Lobero box office. 805-963-0761.]

Click to be taken to Noozhawk and read the preview!


Opera Santa Barbara will offer two final noontime concerts in April featuring members of our 2012 Studio Artists Program. Don’t miss these opera-stars-of-tomorrow performing popular arias and ensembles. These one-hour concerts are offered free to the general public.

Wednesday, April 11, at the Granada Theatre (McCune Founders Room)
1214 State Street, SB CA 93101

Wednesday, April 18, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library

(Dates subject to change, please call 898.3890 to confirm)


Opera Night at Tre Lune

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We’re pleased to announce the return of our popular Tre Lune Opera Night! Sit down and enjoy a sumptuous meal while being serenaded by members of the cast of Opera Santa Barbara’s “Marriage of Figaro”. A romantic night on the town, or a fabulous night out for you and your friends! You will enjoy a four-course dinner with opera arias or duets performed prior to each course. One night only… Buon Appetito!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tre Lune Restaurant
1151 Coast Village Rd, SB CA 93108
Cost: $110 per person

Reservations required, accepted after February 1 by calling Tre Lune: 805.969.2646


Opera Santa Barbara announces the return of our free Lunchtime Concerts. Featuring popular and lesser-known opera arias and duets, these concerts feature members of the Studio Artists Program.

Concert dates are: October 26, November 2 & 9. All concerts start at 12:00 Noon, and will take place in the McCune Founders Room of the Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street. Concerts are offered FREE to the general public.